An original approach to the identification of fallacies focusing on their relationship to human self deception, mental trickery, and manipulation. Introduces the. Richard Paul and T he Foundation for C ritical T hinking The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation To understand the human . The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation. by Be the first to ask a question about The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies.
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She is a dynamic presenter who reaches her audience on a person-to person level. Or it can be approached deeply, in which case one relates the construction of fallacies to the pursuit of human interests and irrational desires.
The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation by Linda Elder
It can advance knowledge or error. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation looking for scientists and other “knowledgeable” persons to “support” their views. The intellectual tricks, traps, and snares humans so commonly engage in or fall prey to can be described from many differing standpoints and in a variety of differing terms In this guide, we deal only with those most common or most easily recognized.
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Students need seminal insights and fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation tools that enable them to protect themselves from becoming intellectual victims in a world of swarming media piranhas, or, just as bad, from joining the swarm as a junior piranha in training.
There is nothing sacred about our list or our analysis. It can be approached traditionally: Open Preview See a Problem? Here is a list of common problems in human thinking. Using the first approach, students gain little by memorizing the names and definitions of fallacies. They are sophisticated enough to recognize how self-serving people use their knowledge of human nature and command of rhetoric to pursue selfish ends.
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Iilikethat Iamtheman marked it as to-read Jan 11, How can humans create within their artt minds such an fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation amalgam of the rational and the irrational? These are the people who combine critical thought, fair-mindedness, self-insight, and a genuine desire to flalacies the public good. Dirty Trick 3 Appeal to Authority 7 Most people are in awe of those with power, celebrity, or status In addition, there are many sacred symbols flags, religious images, sacred words, etc.
Their minds are left largely untouched and therefore unmoved. She has co-authored four books, including Critical Thinking: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation 4. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
They have little or no understanding of nuances, fine distinctions, or subtle points. Manipulators do not use their intelligence for the public good. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Those who possess power in the form of wealth, property, and weaponry are those who decide what truths will be trumpeted around the world and what truths will be ridiculed, silenced, or suppressed.
They soon forget them.
They are practical in their effort to encourage movement from “what is” to “what might be. Afi Isom added it Nov 09, Jackal fallacies the art of mental trickery and manipulation it as to-read Jul 06, Visual images are much more powerful in their minds than abstract language.
The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation world through ethnocentric and nationalistic eyes They stereotype people from other cultures. It can achieve a permanent state of expanding knowledge or a deadening state of narrowing ignorance. Cigarette companies once hired scientists who were in effect prepared to say that there was no PROOF that cigarettes caused lung cancer — though they knew or should have known that the proof was there.
Etienne marked it as to-read Nov 25, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. They use “rational” means only when such fal,acies can be used to create the appearance of objectivity and reasonability. These constructs have become a part of their identity.
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They want to be re-enforced, flattered, and made to feel important. It can be empathic or narrow-minded.
Aditya Pradhan marked it as to-read May 16, Every culture and society sees itself as special and as justified in all of its basic beliefs and practices, in all its values and taboos. They are more sophisticated, more verbal, and generally have greater status On average, they have more schooling and achieve more trickrry than uncritical persons. It can see beauty in right conduct and justify what is flagrantly unethical.
No one becomes a fair-minded thinker first and a selfish person later.
The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation
These people are shrewdly focused on pursuing their own interest without respect to how that pursuit affects others. Their minds are products of social and personal forces they neither understand, control, nor concern themselves with. Insights and tools, grounded in intellectual integrity, should be the ultimate aim of the study of “fallacies. They see themselves as “good.